Emma Belle and Grandpa

Emma Belle and Grandpa In commemoration of events that took place June 27,, 1844, I offer the following. One day, many years ago, some little girls were playing in front of Emma Belle’s house. They were talking about their grandfathers. Emma Belle had never heard of a grandpa, so she asked where hers was. One … Read More

Mighty Prayer

Lucy Mack Smith and Mighty Prayer The next time you find yourself too tired to pray or too busy, please remember this story. It was called the exodus of Kirtland—in early 1838 the enemies of the Church finally became so violent and threatening that many of the saints were forced to flee. It was January … Read More

Samuel Harrison Smith

Samuel Harrison Smith June 1830.  Mendon, New York.  It was in the evening when Phineas, a circuit preacher was on his way home. He stopped at the Tomlinson Inn there in Mendon for dinner. While he was eating and talking with the family, a roughly dressed stranger, a young man, came up to him holding … Read More

Thurlow Weed

We are working on the show that tells the story of securing a printer for the Book of Mormon. This is one of the things we learned. Thurlow Weed Thurlow Weed was born in 1797 the son of farmers in Greene County New York. Though just a lad he served in the war of 1812 … Read More

Mother Whitmer and the Angel

Mother Whitmer and the Angel It is one of the most sacred sites of Mormonism—the Peter Whitmer Cabin in Fayette, New York. It was here that the Book of Mormon translation was completed. It was here that three men were chosen as special witnesses and granted the opportunity to converse with an angel, view the … Read More

Sallie Heller Conrad

Sally Heller Conrad Undoubtedly when Sally took the job she hadn’t planned on this.  She was 18 years old and hired on to help out a busy mother around the house. The home was small and in addition to the large family already living there, there were guests living at the house as well. Something … Read More

Episode 19 The Three Witnesses

Three Sure Witnesses Late June 1829, it was a pleasant summer day about 11:00 o’clock in the morning, in the small community of Fayette, New York when Joseph Smith, Martin Harris, and Oliver Cowdery walked from the home of Peter Whitmer III out into a nearby field where their companion David Whitmer was plowing. Together … Read More